“…that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” -2 Peter 3:2-4 (ESV)
We celebrate Christmas, in recognition of Christ’ birth; and rightfully so! It is, indeed, something to celebrate …that Christ would put on flesh for us.
We honor and recognize Christ’ death; and rightfully so …as He was the lamb of God, slain on our behalf. His shed blood paid the penalty for our sin!
There is, however, a future event, something not yet occurred …at least in mine and your time-line. Christ is coming back! He will return! It will be in GLORY, and in JUDGMENT, according to Scripture. This is something we should celebrate! No doubt, with a healthy, reverent fear …but more so in absolute awe that not only did Christ die on our behalf …but after all these years ….He’s coming back for us! As He stated before His earthly death ….”that where He is, we may be also.” (John 14:3 -ESV)
My Lord, who am I that You are mindful of me?